The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) housed at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada, brings together international and interdisciplinary researchers interested in the links between labour law, development and the social contradictions of gender, race and ethnicity.
The Laboratory is financed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure, and by the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently funding a project focused on regulatory innovation on the implementation of decent work for domestic workers. A description of the project is available here.
The LLDRL at the Congrès de l'ACFAS
This symposium will link labour law and economic development through the sharing of recent and ongoing research on the regulation of informal, rural and domestic work. Corporate social responsibility and the ways in which microentrepreneurs are regulated will form part of these reflections which extend beyond hegemonic labour law to concern themselves with social justice for the human person at work. All researchers involved in this day-long symposium are affiliated with the LLDRL. See the detailed program.
This symposium is accredited by a recognized provider for 6 hours of continuing legal education. The 85th edition of the ACFAS Congress is also recognized as an eligible training expenditures under D-8.3, r.1 and a certificate is available for download here.
You may register in-person at the Faculty of Arts of McGill University, following these instructions as early as May 7th.
March 29, 2017: The Faculty of Law Legal Theory Workshop and the LLDRL Spearker Series are pleased to welcome Josephine R Witte Chair Professor Lea VanderVelde.
Professor Lea VanderVelde's talk, entitled "Missed Opportunity in the Master Narrative of US Law: How Did American Workers Lose Legal Ground?" will provide a compelling and timely perspective on Slavery, Labour Law and Constitutional Law in the United States. See event listing
Lea VanderVelde is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Iowa who writes in the fields of work law, property law, slavery and the law, American legal history, and constitutionallaw. She is also the principal investigator for The Law of the Antebellum Frontier project at the Stanford Spatial History Lab, where she is currently conducting a digital research of American national expansion in the critical years before the Civil War. To learn more about this project, click here.
A light lunch will be served at 12h30, in advance of the talk at 13h00. Please RSVP for the lunch by March 23rd at julie [dot] fontaine2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca
This seminar is accredited by a recognized provider for 1.5 hour of continuing legal education/ Formation d’un dispensateur reconnu aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire pour une durée de 1.5 heure.
This event is sponsored by the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory and McGill Faculty of Law.
March 15, 2017: The LLDRL Speaker Series and the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development are pleased to welcome Sara Seck, Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law.
Professor Seck's presentation will explore how transnational labour and environmental law may come together to protect not only workers, but their families and communities from health and safety risks associated with "fast fashion" production. See event listing
A light lunch will be served at 12h30 in advance of the talk at 13h00. Please RSVP for the lunch by March 9th at julie [dot] fontaine2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
This event is sponsored by the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, the Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development and McGill Faculty of Law.
October 24, 2016: Professor Carolyn Fick (U. Concordia) was in Professor Blackett's class on Law and Slavery to discuss her book, The Making of Haiti, for an Author Meets Readers session.
September 19, 2016: Professor Afua Cooper (U. Dalhousie) joined Professor Blackett's class on Law and Slavery to discuss her book, The Hanging of Angélique, for an Author Meets Readers session.
Bravo to new Doctor of Civil Law Sabaa Ahmad Khan (centre), who successfully defended her thesis on May 9, 2016. Her thesis, titled "Limits of Formalization and Horizons of Urban Citizenship: Insights on Law and Informality through the Lens of Electronic Waste" was written under the supervision of Professor Adelle Blackett (third from right).
March 17, 2016: Author-meets-readers Critical Race Theory seminar with Prof. Osagie Obasagie.
April 10, 2015: Author-meets-readers Critical Race Theory seminar with Prof. Glenn Coulthard.
10 March 2015: during an Author-meets–Readers session, Prof. Tanya Hernandez interacts with participants in Professor Blackett's Critical Race Theory seminar.
Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory
New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 619
3644 Peel Street
Montréal, Québec, H3A 1W9
E-mail: lldrl [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (LLDRL)